| Oct 22, 2012
The lifecycle of the lowly milkweed plant is a wondrous thing.
Asclepias curassavica, commonly known as scarlet milkweed, tropical milkweed, blood flower and Mexican milkweed, starts life attached to a bit of fluff floating through air on a parachute...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Planting wildflowers is an easy way to enhance a yard, particularly with mixed-flower meadows and border gardens.
Nowadays, planting a small wildflower garden, or large meadow, is relatively simple, thanks to ready-made wildflower seed mixes like the...
| May 1, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Nowhere is nature's "Yay!" more apparent than a good display of wildflowers. Seeds are splitting, shoots are shooting, buds are unfolding to show the colorful petals they've concealed. It's happening everywhere from your back yard and your neighborhood to...
| May 2, 2012
| 1:38 PM
The adult education committee of Renfrew Institute is sponsoring a Wildflower Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the Pennsylvania German four-square garden at Renfrew Park. Rain date is Thursday, May 24.
Doris Armstrong Goldman, a faculty...
| May 9, 2012
| 6:50 AM
Spring is a little showier around here these days, thanks to the efforts of plant specialists at the University of Maryland, College Park. The staff at UM's Arboretum and Botanical Garden have tracked down and rescued or preserved dozens of patches of an...
| May 10, 2012
Planting wildflowers is an easy way to enhance a landscape, no matter its size, and the process is simple, thanks to ready-made wildflower seed mixes.
This season, Pennington Seed Co. introduces a line of wildflower seed mixes that includes a hummingbird...
| May 14, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Learn about native plants and gardening naturally with these programs sponsored by the John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society, or www.claytonvnps.org:
Mushroom talk May 17
Guest speaker Tom Teeples, a Virginia Master Naturalist from...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 1:05 AM
It's not only fruit and vegetable growers who are interested in creating on-farm habitats for pollinating and other beneficial insects. All types of agricultural producers - from organic to conventional, from crops to livestock - are seeking ways to...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Wedding date: October 13, 2012
Her story: Angela Horner, 27, grew up in Severn. She lives in Baltimore's Pigtown and is licensing team manager at Laureate Education. Her father, Robert Horner, is a physicist in the electronics industry. Her mother,...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 8:00 PM
The Berkeley County Board of Education Monday night unanimously approved boundaries for Spring Mills High School, which is scheduled to open in 2013.
The board action came after parents of students to be affected by the realignment received letters and...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 6:15 AM
Wedding Date: June 23, 2012
Her story: Christina Schoppert, 30, grew up in Homeland and now lives in Hampden. She is a lawyer with Community Law Center, Inc., which represents organizations working on neighborhood revitalization efforts. Her father, Gary...